Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a Senior Writer based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about internet culture, social networks, and consumer-facing technology. Jordan hosts many of TechCrunch's live events, including regional TC Pitch-Offs and the world-renowned TechCrunch Disrupt conference. She's also a co-host on the TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM each week.

She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn.

She is now a writer at TechCrunch.

You can email her at jordan@techcrunch.com.

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  • How The Pebble Smart Watch Hit $2 Million On Kickstarter [Q&A]

    How The Pebble Smart Watch Hit $2 Million On Kickstarter [Q&A]

    The Pebble smart watch – a clever little device that connects to your iPhone or Android device and, oddly enough, tells the time – was a twinkle in the eye of founder Eric Migicovsky just a few weeks ago. Now the product has reached $2 million in funding. And if that weren’t enough, InPulse, the company that makes the Pebble, only ever asked for $100,000 over the course of… Read More

  • Can We Talk About All These Galaxy S III “Leaks” For A Sec?

    Can We Talk About All These Galaxy S III “Leaks” For A Sec?

    Another “Galaxy S III leak” hit the blogosphere this morning. A picture. An entirely fake, completely unconfirmed, and obviously tampered with photo. Just like the rest of them. Truth of the matter is, we haven’t seen anything legit on the Galaxy S III yet, at least in terms of imagery. I trust that the specs we saw leak out during Mobile World Congress are solid, if not… Read More

  • HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols

    HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols

    Maybe you love Tim Tebow. Or maybe it’s Lady Gaga that tickles your fancy. Whoever the celebrity may be, we’re all huge fans at one point or another, which is why a new startup out of The Fort in D.C. is ready to connect you to your idols in new and interesting ways. It’s pretty simple: You hop on over to Hugefan.com, and you’ll instantly see a few featured experiences. Read More

  • This Is What Change Looks Like: Washington, D.C. Mini Meet-Up

    This Is What Change Looks Like: Washington, D.C. Mini Meet-Up

    It’d be easy to forget, but startups do exist, and even prosper, outside of Silicon Valley. John and I believe firmly in this, and have thus decided to venture forth and find technology gems hidden away in cities with less prominent tech scenes. The first of these adventures takes place in Washington DC, and as I type these very words I’m surrounded with at least 300… Read More

  • Swivl Smartphone Recording Accessory

    Fly Or Die: Swivl

    You’ve met the Swivl before. Back in November, Satarii debuted the Swivl (formerly known as the Star), and we went hands-on with the substitute camera-man around Christmas. Good times. But today is judgement day. Actually, today is Easter, but let’s just roll with it. Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 800 And iPhone 4S

    Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 800 And iPhone 4S

    Yep, I’m writing another post on the Lumia 900. It’ll be my fourth in the span of 24 hours, but there’s just so much to talk about. So after receiving a fly and a die, getting checked out by our camera crew, and being weighed by yours truly, we’re putting the Lumia 900 up against baby brother Lumia 800 and the titan of smartphones: the iPhone 4S. Which will come out… Read More

  • Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit

    Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit

    The state of Michigan is changing — a burgeoning startup scene has taken the stage, and what some may call a tech renaissance has swept across the state, namely in Detroit. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Twitter, one of the biggest names in tech, is opening an office in downtown Detroit. Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 900 Fly or Die Review

    Fly Or Die: Nokia Lumia 900

    The Nokia Lumia 900 is set to be the question mark of the week. The embargo lifted last night, so everyone and their brother is posting a review, proudly giving yeas and nays on the first hard-core Nokia/Microsoft mobile offering. But what do John and I think? Well, the answer is two-fold, but the big guy and I always find common ground somewhere. With the Lumia 900, it’s Windows… Read More

  • Windows Phone Marketplace Growth Keeps Up The Pace, Tops 80,000 Apps

    Windows Phone Marketplace Growth Keeps Up The Pace, Tops 80,000 Apps

    Windows Phone 7 is an excellent new mobile operating system — there’s no doubt about that. But every rose has its thorn, and on Windows Phone it’s a lack of apps. Luckily, the Marketplace seems to be growing at a rapid pace, today topping 80,000 apps. The platform has been slowly but steadily picking up steam, topping 50,000 apps in December, 60,000 in January, and 70,000… Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 900 Review

    Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Initial Impressions (Video)

    Now that 9pm has rolled around and the awkwardly timed embargo has lifted, I can finally talk to you guys about the phone I’ve been playing with for the past week: the Nokia Lumia 900. I’m not going to get too detailed, as a full review and a head-to-head battle will go live in the coming days, but I wanted to hit you guys with initial impressions as early as possible. To put… Read More

  • Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

    Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

    Shazam has long been described as magic. You hear a song — perhaps a brand new one or maybe one that you’ve heard a million times but never knew the name of — and all you do is simply tap one button and information on that song is delivered directly to you. Magic. But even magicians improve their act, which is why Shazam has today released an update that makes its content… Read More

  • Is The Nokia Lumia 900 The Right Phone For You?

    Is The Nokia Lumia 900 The Right Phone For You?

    The Lumia 900 is a special device in that it’s the beginning of a shift. At least, that’s what Microsoft and Nokia are hoping for. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in September that a third mobile platform would emerge to compete with Apple and Google, and to be honest the only OS that even stands a chance is Windows Phone. That said, Nokia is putting more eggs in the Microsoft… Read More

  • The Serge SDK Can Find Almost Any Brand You Shoot With Your Smartphone

    The Serge SDK Can Find Almost Any Brand You Shoot With Your Smartphone

    Have you ever wanted to take a picture of a purse and figure out where to buy it instantly? Probably not, but now you can. Serge has built a mobile search engine that uses voice, music, vision, barcode, QR code, location, augmented reality and video recognition technology to connect users directly with brands. So, unlike a Google, you’d take a picture of a pair of Nike shoes with the… Read More

  • Songza - the Playlist App

    Music Upstart Songza Co-Founders On Battling Pandora, Spotify

    Ever since I met the Songza guys at New York Tech Meetup, I’ve wanted to learn more about the app. It’s the first music service that I’ve been excited to use, mostly because it removes the work entirely. I’ve been curious about a few things, like how Songza plans to combat the big boys, namely Pandora, and how exactly these guys are making any money. Remember, Songza has… Read More

  • Plukka Jewelry Manufactorer

    Plukka Founder Joanne Ooi On Merging Manufacturing And Group Buying

    We’ve seen a lot of group buying services cross the home page here at TechCrunch, and almost all of them have one thing in common: they sell you the stuff that has been marked down, and couldn’t be sold at the time intended. But a new startup called Plukka, an e-commerce site focused on high-end designer jewelry, is going in an entirely different direction when it comes to… Read More

  • Big Phones? So Over.

    Big Phones? So Over.

    The other day, Matt made a desperate plea: “Please don’t buy cheap Android phones.” To do so is a mistake, and the more you buy, the more cheap phones flood the market, and thus more people are walking around with crap up against their faces. And after hearing that Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy Notes, I think it may be time to make my own plea: Please stop buying… Read More

  • Could The Birdy Be The Word In Simple Expense Tracking?

    Could The Birdy Be The Word In Simple Expense Tracking?

    When I was growing up, my dad had this yellow legal pad that sat right by the door. When he walked in at night, he wrote down numbers and codes. JCF – $12
    JSM – $42
    CCCl – $37 I didn’t understand at the time, but the numbers were daily expenses (rounded up to the nearest dollar), and the codes were tags for which member of the family he was spending on, and the type… Read More

  • Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs

    Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs

    Sure, there are plenty of music streaming services out there, and even ones with amazing shareable playlists, but Songza differentiates by falling right into that sweet spot between Spotify and Pandora. The app’s most interesting feature, Concierge, sets up playlists based on day and time, with filters for whatever mood you might be in. For example, on Wednesday morning, Concierge says… Read More

  • Samsung Shipped 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets A Month (Update)

    Samsung Shipped 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets A Month (Update)

    Update: The original press release for this announcement was in Korean only, and the translation left some room for debate over whether or not Samsung was talking about actual sales or shipments. But, we’ve received confirmation from Samsung that the 5 million figure is referencing actual sales to human beings and not shipments to retail channels. As much as I love Samsung hardware… Read More

  • StartUp Health's Initial Class Of Entrepreneurs

    StartUp Health Launches First Class Of Healthcare Transformers [TCTV]

    It was only a few days ago that we brought in co-founders Unity Stoakes and Steven Krein to discuss their new startup Academy, StartUp Health. It’s an entirely free, long-term program that is aiming to equip developers, designers, medical professionals and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources necessary to transform the healthcare industry. Hearing this, and knowing that the… Read More